After being convicted of killing over 400 girls, Pedro Alonso López is undoubtedly one of the worst serial killers ever. So how come authorities ultimately let him go?
Sometimes called the world's first serial killer, Liu Pengli was a 2nd century BC Han prince, and the nephew of the Emperor Jing. Basically, he's early evidence for the theory that power corrupts. While there probably were other, non-royal serial killers in existence, they weren't quite a matter of established record, whereas it's said that this guy is.
Let's look at some stereotypes and conventional wisdom regarding murderers. How well do certain claims regarding murderers hold up?
Born in 1971, Todd Christopher Kohlhepp is a serial killer who murdered (at least) seven people between 2003 and 2016. Kohlhepp confessed to the 2003 quadruple homicide at the Superbike Motorsports in Chesnee, South Carolina, along with other crimes.
Without giving away huge spoilers, the plot of The Screen at Kamchanod is like this: In 1987, four movie screeners were hired to show in a movie in the Kamchanod forest in Thailand. No one showed up to watch the strange film until near the end, when people came out of the forest and oddly walked up the screen. It's said that they disappeared.
Serial killers can be likened to viruses. Whenever they are discovered, they're evidence of something gone wrong. They symbolize a society on the fritz, so to speak They've also always been here, probably always will be, and they are ever-evolving. However, it might also be a misconception to call them "viruses," "monsters," or even "evil." The most startling thing about serial killers is that they are actually human. When we exaggeratedly try to separate ourselves from them, we're sort of kidding ourselves.